January 18, 1926 - April 4, 2019
Condolences are being expressed to the family of Mrs. Mary L. Bradley, age 93, who passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 N Roxboro Street, Durham, N.C. 27704. On Thursday, April 4, 2019, God peacefully called Mary Lee Platt Bradley home. Mrs. Bradley was born January 18, 1926, in Pamlico, South Carolina. Mrs. Bradley and her family relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina, then moved to Durham, North Carolina where she met and married her husband, Thomas J. Bradley. Mrs. Bradley’s parents died when she was very young. She was raised by her grandparents, David and Mary Johnson, with the assistance of her aunt and uncle, Rev. Charlie and Annie McCoy. Mrs. Bradley was a graduate of Whitted High School (later changed to Whitted Junior High). After high school, she worked as an In-home child care provider. With encouragement and help from her husband, she attended Durham Technical Institute, where she received her Licensed Practical Nurse Degree (LPN). Upon graduation, she was employed with Duke Hospital as a LPN. She worked for Duke for twenty years until her retirement. Mrs. Bradley was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. While a member of Mt. Zion, she served on the Deaconess Board, Usher Board and the Women’s Senior Choir for over forty years. Mrs. Bradley was married to Thomas J. Bradley, Sr. for 73 years. Out of this union five children were born, three girls and two boys. She leaves behind to cherish her memories her loving and devoted husband Thomas J. Bradley, Sr.; children, Barbara (Willie) Freeman; Carolyn Bradley; Cynthia (Gattis) Baines; Thomas, Jr. (Mary) Bradley and Kenneth (Joann) Bradley; grandchildren Jacqueline, Christopher (Joan) Willie, Jr. (Tiarra) Freeman, Sharon Bradley, Christopher (Ciarra), Gregory (Kimberly), Rachel, Tamika Bradley, Jamie, Stephen (Robbyn), Paul Baines and Keisha (Maurice) Hawkins; Reggie Bailey; great grandchildren, Carlos Favors, Jaique, Christopher, Jordan, Jazmine, Tamire, Zamire, Aran Freeman, Christopher, Jordan, Zarchary, Dynisha, Demica, Deven, Cherie (Francis) Barclay, Ahmond, Amire, Jada, Daya, Keyon, Que, Winter, Donovan, Billy; great-great grandchildren, Kiyhdir, Reggie Reid, Christian Bradley, Jeremiah, Leona Barclay, Haaziq Salim, Ariel and Thialand; along with a host of other family members and friends. Mrs. Bradley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. She will be remembered by all. She was passionate about helping others in need. She was a very giving person. Her heart was full of love and she had a contagious smile. Funeral services will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Mount Zion Christian Church, 3519 Fayetteville St., Durham, N.C. 27707, at 12:00 noon, with a family visitation one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Mary L. Bradley will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Condolences are being expressed to the family of Mrs. Mary L. Bradley, age 93, who passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019, at Hock Family Pavilion, 4023 N Roxboro Street, Durham, N.C. 27704. On Thursday, April 4, 2019, God peacefully called... View Obituary & Service Information
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